Lack of Qualified Human Resources in El Salvador

A lack of specialist professionals and technicians combined with poor levels of English is making the country less competetive.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Data analyzed from the latest Job Fair organized by El Salvador's Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Ministry for Employment, indicate that attendees qualifications, technical understanding and level of English were often below that sought by hiring companies.

"Companies were looking for people with university level engineering, accountancy, computing and analysis qualifications as well as sales, technical support and customer service specialists," reports Elsalvador.com.

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More professionals and technicians are needed to meet demand for specialists with the opening of the country's mobile telephony sector.

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